Cardiff City vs Leeds United
England – League Championship
Date: Saturday, 17th September 2016,
Kick-Off: 12:00 UK
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium.
Cardiff City will be desperate to end their losing streak when they hosts Leeds United on Saturday, who themselves didn’t have the best of the starts to the new season.
Cardiff City succumbed to their third straight defeat in the league in their trip to Preston on Tuesday. They lost four matches of their six matches this season and drawn 1. Their only win of the season came at home against Blackburn Rovers on matchday 2. The Welsh side will be coming into this match sitting at 22nd position in the league table with 5 points from their 7 matches so far.
Leeds United bounced back from back-to-back defeat with a 2-1 home win over Blackburn on Tuesday. This is only their second win of the season and are 18th in the league table with 7 points from their 7 six matches. They have lost in 2 of their 3 away matches this season and earned a 2-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday, when least expected.
Cardiff City vs Leeds United: Head-to-Head Stats
Leeds United won both Championship fixtures of the 2015/16 season against Cardiff City. They won 2-0 in the corresponding fixture at Cardiff on March 2016, before 1-0 win at home on November 2015.
Cardiff were unbeaten in 15 competitive fixtures since 2001 before the double defeat in the 2015/16 season. They were also on a four match winning streak and in total won 11 and drawn 4 during the period.
Cardiff City vs Leeds United: Prediction
On the current form, none of the teams have clear edge going to this match. Cardiff had a healthy head-to-head record over Leeds until last season. But this is now broken with consecutive defeats in the space of 4 months. The bookies have made Cardiff favourites to win this one, but I have other thoughts.
This is the third fixture inside a week for these two sides and both have a problem with the bench strength. So both teams won’t be on top of their fitness and they are very likely to settle for a draw. Under the current circumstances, this could be a good results for the teams involved.
Cardiff City vs Leeds United: Bet Tips
Draw at 23/10 (3.30).
Under 2.5 goals at 4/6 (1.66).
Get the rest of our Championship Betting Tips at the Prediction Page.